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credibility with kind of average americans so, if the obama administration could get them onboard with some sort of gun control and they would call it common sense, of course, gun control. that would be huge. it's unclear whether or not that is going to happen, but i think it's very likely that's what the white house hopes to do. >> you wrote -- you wrote in your piece on this. walmart cooperated with michael bloomberg. bloomberg is a gun hater. he wants to control all guns, i believe he wants to ban all guns. i wasn't really sure. walmart's not going to ban all guns. the administration's not going to ask him to do that. >> you're right. absolutely right. walmart is thought of as this conservative company. but as you know, larry, big business tends to benefit from regulation. and, in fact, walmart already complies with bloomberg's. he has this thing where walmart is already voluntarily complying with onerous regulations voluntarily. so if they were -- let's just pie in the sky here. let's say they came out in favor of closing the gun loophole. that means i couldn't sell you a gun, for examp
deportations, you can see the total so far during the obama administration, 1.5 million. for the entirity of the bush administration, two terms in office, we saw about two million deportations. and then in 2012 alone, nearly -- more than, rather, 400,000 immigrants deported, which is a record high. our next phone call is from mark in new jersey, republican. hi, mark. caller: good morning. i'm also a municipal chair here for the republican committee. i'm also going to be running for the state republican committee. i think the idea given immigration reform is absurd. we look at all the construction work there's these people have devalued over the years. who compensates them? we talk about equality and everything else and helping people. these illegal immigrants have destroyed more african-american communities because of the lack of jabs being taken by these people. they're devaluing our weages. you look at the drug problems that are across the country that these people are transporting, and then you want to give them amnesty and make them legal citizens? they've criminals. they've destroyed
for that report. >>> the obama administration may be stepping up its push for some form of new gun control legislation. but will the president be able to rally the support of congress? most importantly, the american public at the same time? we'll dig deeper with our chief political analyst gloria borger. here's what the president recently said on "meet the press." i'll play the clip. >> we're not going to get this done unless the american people decide it's important. and so this is not going to be simply a matter of me spending political capital. one of the things that you learn, having now been in this office for four years, is the old adage of public opinion. without public opinion there's not something you can't do and wut it there's very little you can't get done in this town. i'm going to be putting my full weight behind it. >> now, remind our viewers why so many democrats have been reluctant to even talk about gun control over these past several years. >> yeah. it's almost 20 years, wolf. it goes back to 1994. that was the big election which republicans took control of the congress.
street ended the obama administration as i was carrying out my job at sigtarp and providing oversight. he warned me if i didn't change my tone up at her credibility to get a job after sigtarp, when i left government, presumably to get a job on wall street, but it seemed to him i wasn't interested in that. he said within the administration. if i change my tone, became her upbeat and positive, good things could happen to me. he mentioned perhaps an obama appointment as a judge if only i would change my tone. at the time and i heard the conversation, i thought it was being threatened or bribed to be honest with you. basically if you don't shape up, mr. camile ruin your entire career, but if you change your tune, good things can happen to you. later i realized he was explaining to me how washington works and what it means to be a regulator in washington and that means player punches, go with the flow and great things can happen, including a rich career on wall street, to speak your mind and be effective and you can do yourself real harm. c-span: herb allison, you describe came from merrill ly
.4 to fannie mae. there's a report published monday that says the obama administration spent nearly $18 billion on immigration enforcement last year, more than the spending on all the other major federal law enforcement agencies combined. that is 15 times greater than immigration spending in 1986. the nonpart son migration policy institute says immigration has become the government's highest law enforcement priority. among those likely to be unhappy with this report, critics who say the administration has been soft on immigration violators. >>> president obama meets with his defense secretary today but it's not his new choice for that job, former nebraska senator chuck hagel that has republicans reeling. nbc's tracie potts is live in washington this morning with more on how his pentagon and cia nominations could prompt the next big fight on capitol hill. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. we're already seeing democrats and republicans here with concerns about hagel. john brennan, protests by aclu and others on that nomination. protests outside the white house questioning
. >> rose: is there difference what the bush administration did and what the obama administration does. >> obama administrationoesot enhance in interrogation techniques or the -- it ended during the bush administration. the obama administration has other stories. they engage in drone attacks. but torture has been a no-go. >> rose: raising some questions about what drone attacks are. it is called the killing of so is ma bin laden. did torture play a role in finding osama bin laden and killing him. >> yes, it did. it played a role, it didn't play a key role but definitely spking specifically, the fact that there was this fellow called ahmed from kuwait surfaced in a number of the early coercive interrogations. at the time the interrogators and the c.i.a. didn't know who that was in particular so i would haveto say the most important piece of information, and i don't know how we obtained it exactly was connecting that from kuwait to a real person ahmed. that was really the key. so ihinkhose w argue that the hunt for bin laden really gained traction when we attach that name to a person ca
on a controversial trip. the obama administration has frowned on this visit. richardson said there is -- the visit, that they are there as a private citizen on humanitarian missions. >>> five men accused of the gang rape and murder of an indian student appear in court to hear the charges against them. two of the men have offered to testify against the offers. possibly in exchange for a lighter sentence. >>> the city of steubenville, ohio, has launched a website to provide information on the high profile rape case involving two high school football players. big playoff wins to talk about this weekend for the texans, ravens, packers and seahawks. the painful season ending loss for the redskins' rookie quarterback robert griffin iii or rg3 who had to leave the game in the fourth quarter after reinjuring his right knee. >>> new pictures of justin bieber posted on celebrity website tmz, sparking controversy. tmz claiming the pictures show bieber smoking pot with friends in a hotel room last week. nbc has not been able to confirm either the photo's authenticity or that bieber was smoking marijuana. nbc
lesson might have been learn how to win. the obama administration has is health reform but they forgot the truman lesson. they let it go. they let the enemies of the legislature define the legislature, define the bill so it became a rather unpopular bill. we know from the public opinion polls that almost every piece of the bill is very popular but people don't know these pieces of the bill so you ask them do you want to stop pre-existing condition clauses and health insurance? yeah, 60, 70, 80%. do you like obamacare? no. piece after piece. endeavor argument, and we can see this from president to president, is health care is so complicated you have to explain it in simple terms that the public understands. presidents that fail to do that get punished. the huge anomaly of the obama administration is that they gaveled through congress, they won the legislation, but they failed to explain it on terms of people understand. the end of getting away with it as it turns out that a very high cost of the legislation itself. we are still battling about it, and about its implementation. learn how
on the advisory board means he's had some input into the obama administration's decision making on national security issues. >> we mentioned across the aisle there are democratic lawmaker who also have problems with hagel partly because of the israel issues, but what's the back story there? >> in 1998 the blunt-spoken mr. hagel made comments about a man president clinton had serve, the first openly gay ambassador and hagel described him as openly aggressively gay. he issued an apology and he told that he never received the apology, just the media did. and gay and lesbian advocacy groups are weighing in and count on the spectacle that official washington loves, the knockdown, dragout confirmation battle. it will be interesting, james rosen, thank you. >> thank you. >> your health insurance rates could be going up by double digits. providing to increase premiums despite the obama administration's new health care law and succeeding. as you know may know the the affordable health care act was meant to stop the rising costs of health care and the people who do not have employer provided insuranc
of the obama administration? i mean keeping out in front of the public obviously is going to be a big part of this happening. and of course ramping up pressure on lawmakers to make the change. we have also seen the national rifle association in recent week take some very aggressive steps to protect their backyard, so to speak, the way they're trying -- giving clinics to arm -- to teach teachers in some states such as ohio and utah, how to use firearms in this discussion of firearms in schools. so how does the obama administration in your opinion make sure that this is a top priority and that the mitch mcconnells of the world can be politically overrun? >> i do believe this is a leadership moment. i think it's a leadership moment for our president. i'm pleased that the steps that he has taken with the biden group. i think they are headed in the right direction. i believe they have a good panel of experts, which includes law enforcement officers from around the country. but it is a leadership moment. and it's really, ed, not a republican issue, it's not a i'm pleased that the steps that he h
? judy woodruff gets two views of that option-- one the obama administration says it may consider. >> ifill: ray suarez has the story of playful robots given a very serious mission: helping people with special needs from elderly adults to autistic children. >> this kind of a tool might be an interesting way to bridge the gap, pull the child, if you will, from the world of objects and the focus on objects over to the world of humans. >> brown: we update the outbreak of the flu, as the number of cases has surged to record levels in some states. >> ifill: and we close with a look at the baseball hall of fame, which denied entry to three steroid-tainted stars today. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: a major new study released today concludes that one in eight american tee
and see first hand how the obama administration war on coal is impacting many american families. first what does 2013 hold for conservatives and the republican party. what should be the gop agenda be for the new year. morning of america former drug czar bill bennett. welcome back. >> happy new year. how are you, sean? >> basic question. owe ma wins but the republicans stay in the house. what should they be thinking the republicans thinker the final stopgap against the obama administration. how should they see themselves. >> they are one of the major stopgaps. the other should be the american people. the founder said the last protection is the american people. >> but the american people vote ford obama. they voted for divided government really. >> a lot of them did. we have to argue people made a mistake and we have to understand why they are at risk and more at risk with this administration. you give up on the american people you give up. they may have been lulled into an acquiesce sense to obama and notoriety and fame. they are the ultimate. >> in america five years ago if i would hav
in the reagan and bush administration. i think the republicans should do that to the obama administration. >> the problem with that strategy is that we have a very sluggish economy and if they are seen as obstructionist, the president's going to be able to blame the failure of the economy on them and in 2014 they're going to lose the house and he's going to be able to go ahead with his-- >> but, mary, the president is saying, as he is, any spending cuts have to be accompanied with more tax increases and the republicans don't want to vote for another tax increase because it will hurt the economy and you agree with that, how do we avoid gridlock. >> i'm not saying he they shouldn't try to block them. i'm saying they shouldn't let themselves as being painted as the problem and sitting there trying, all this have rhetoric about how the only thing they want to do is destroy the president. they have to get the facts out there in front of people to show them that. this is not about them being obstructionist, this is about them trying to save the united states from becoming greece, or argentina.
. it comes as the obama administration considers taking all troops out of the country after next year. it's turning into a rough week for people trying to get to work in new york city. a bus collided with a school bus. this is old bridge in new jersey. at least 17 people on board were injured. two are reported in critical condition. the bus flipped on its side and not carrying any children. the driver was taken to the hospital. the bus crash comes a day after rush hour ferry slammed into a pier in lower manhattan. there were more than 300 people on board. 85 were injured. one critically. >> all of a sudden it went from going however fast it is going to zero. everybody went this way and then you went this way. >> it felt like you were in a car that ran into a tree. >> no immediate word on the cause of the crash. federal safety officials are investigating. >> 11 killer whales that were trapped by ice in a canadian bay are apparently free now. take a look here. these are the orcas desperately surfacing for oxygen in this 10-foot hole in the ice. a group sent to break up the ice said there is
this says the second term of the obama administration when it comes to dealing with iran will look very much like the first. the difference is iranians have that much more enriched-uranium and they're that much closer to acquiring a nuclear weapon. this is critical choice other allies around the world will be looking at. jon: we didn't even get to john brennan but we'll leave it there. bret stevens from the "wall street journal". >> good to be here. jon: thank you. jenna: turning to the growing debate over gun control in the wake of the connecticut school shooting. the white house now reportedly considering a slew of new measures including reinstituting a assault weapons ban, background checks and a database that could track gun sales nationwide as lawmakers from both sides of the issue dig in on both sides. >> we need a comprehensive approach and look at all the different elements. because a particular effort won't prevent something in one particular incident doesn't mean you might not do anything to help in other incidents. >> you remember, bad guys aren't stupid. they are just bad. if the
and millions of other uninsured californians may be a year away under federal](z affordable care act. obama administration gave approval to set up a health benefits exchange onion line marketplace called covered california consumers can buy private coverage. >> this is a big milestone z says that the federal government looked at our plans and said we're good to go. >> the approval opens the door for companies to start bidding for a place on the exchange. plans are supposed to be affordable because they'll be competing for more customers. even those with preexisting conditions. defending -- depending on income level, federal subsidies will be available. >> you'll get as good or better price through covered california whether a subsidy or not than you'd possibly get anywhere in the market. >> is it good coverage? >> it's going to be great coverage. >> skeptics worry about the cost of mandated coverage and how much penalties will be for those who don't have insurance and choose not to get it. >> let's say in terms of $221 a month penalty is $90 a month. think bit. think about what you would ra
the obama administration is planning to do. we get our report from nbc's mark potter. >> reporter: in aurora, colorado, scene of last year's moviehouse massacre, officials say a gunman killed three people in a home before firing at police. >> the suspect was hit and he has been pronounced dead. >> reporter: this as lawmakers call for more action. >> we will not have as the new normal a mass shooting every month. >> reporter: gun shows near orlando and atlanta drew huge crowds this weekend, but the decision to hold a gun collector's show near newtown, connecticut, where the school shootings occurred, drew mixed reactions. >> it seems insensitive to have the event continue. >> i believe that they should have the gun show. >> reporter: later this month, vice president biden's gun violence task force, formed in response to the newtown shootings, is expected to give its recommendations, which could involve much more than just a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity clips. the "washington post" reports the group could also include stiffer penalties for carrying guns near schools or giving them
touched down in korea hours ago. last week the obama administration discourage this trip which the pair call a private humanitarian mission. >>> so, how much dough will hostess make on its bread brands? the "wall street journal" is reporting flower's food and another one are in talks to buy wonderer bread and nature's pride for an estimated $350 million. a lot of dough. >>> starting this month washington is the first state to charge electric vehicle owners $100 a year to pay for wear and tear on state roads a fee that's collected on gas tax. >>> from careercast enlisted military personnel have the most stressful jobs in the country. >>> so where do you want to spend your stress free days in retirement? for the fifth year in a row, ecuador was the top foreign retirement destination for folks from u.s. and canada due to its affordability, weather and welcoming cu welcoming culture. >>> this year tokyo restaurant owner she would out $1.7 million for one bluefin tuna. i wonder if he ate it. nfl playoff picture is set for next week. which teams advanced and why the pga tour opener can't get
much what he would like. and then there is the numbers. the obama administration [inaudible] the final number will be 8000 to 10,000. >> the white house did not rule out the possibility that there will be no u.s. combat troops after the end of 2014. what difference to the future to those numbers make? >> most importantly it is psychological. if the u.s. pulls the plug on december 31, 2014, afghans are going to have a fairly collective [inaudible] a garantor against pakistan interfering with the country and also the taliban not coming back. that is a real concern when july 2011 was the drawdown date. >> what can 8000 troops do to stop that happening? >> a good question. i would find it hard to believe that the u.s. government would not leave some number of troops. think about the blood and treasure that has gone into this. it is not just the united states. it is the u.s. and nato policy for continuation of a presence past 2014. is it a combat presence? no. it is a support to counter terrorism and a training program. the distinction between that and the combat provinces in the eye of the
two views of that option-- one the obama administration says it may consider. >> ifill: ray suarez has the story of playful robots given a very serious mission: helping people with special needs from elderly adults to autistic children. >> this kind of a tool might be an interesting way to bridge the gap, pull ch
, final word. >> the republican administration that proceeded the obama administration is responsible for most of our debt. >> absolutely they are. >> indeed. we helped get rid of a lot of that -- >> common ground. >> you don't hold people who are suffering hostage. not the right way to go. >> thank you, we appreciate you both. up next, michele bachmann trying to do something that failed the previous 33 times attempted. that's next in "the side show." if you want to follow me on twitter, you just need to figure out how to spell smerkonish. chatted, chewed, ...yellowed. and over all those years, your teeth...have yellowed. fact is, if you're not whitening, you're yellowing. crest 3d white whitestrips remove over ten years of stains by going below the enamel surface. and, they whiten 25 times better than a leading whitening toothpaste. crest whitestrips. life opens up when you do. hi victor! mom? i know you got to go in a minute but this is a real quick meal, that's perfect for two! campbell's chunky beef with country vegetables, poured over rice! [ male announcer ] campbell's chunky so
to their afghan counter parts. karzai is visiting washington. he plans to ask the obama administration to provide advanced high-tech weapons. >>> the japanese prime minister is moving from meeting to meeting to do what which he for the economy. he's putting pressure on the bank of japan to do more. >> it's clear he wants prices to rise. they will conduct monetary easing to reflect the prime minister request for a 2% inflation target. this comes as prime minister abe called for more cooperation for his administration and the bank of japan. >> translator: during the cent allower house election campaign i call eed for the central banko set a 2% inflation target and take bold, monetary easing steps. i want the bank to take this into consideration when it forms monetary policy. >> translator: the government and the central bank have had monetary discussions three times a month. we will continue to exchange with the government. >> they hope to get certain guarantees from the government. these include not having to state when the inflation target will be achieved and the flexibility to change policy if
integrity than the man to my left." lew currently serves as the chief of staff in the obama administration and could become treasury secretary when timothy geithner leaves later this month. joining us now via skype with insights is jim bianco of bianco research. how is wall street responding? > > lukewarm on the jack lew nomination. they're not really that thrilled. > other than lew's poor penmanship, how well will lew's no-drama approach play out in the upcoming debt ceiling talks? > > in the debt ceiling talks it is going to be interesting. other than the no drama, he has got a history of being confrontational with republicans, and that is going to be difficult because that is who he's got to deal with. > didn't he once work on wall street? > > briefly at citibank for a couple of years around the time of the financial crisis. > do you think the republicans will go along with his nomination? > > i think at the end of the day he will probably get the nomination, but it won't be without a lot of skepticism and a lot of thought about whether or not they could have found a better person. > ji
process that would leave him in power. the obama administration quickly rejected it. more than 60-thousand people have reportedly been killed during a bloody civil war two years. searching for dozens of people who may be missing in wildfires in southeast tasmania. those wildfires have already destroyed more than a hundred homes. also been evacuated from the tasmania peninsula because the fires have blocked roads in and out of the rural communities. firefighters are having a tough time getting the flames under control because of the rough terrain. but they say they should gain the upper ground this week. >> president obama and the first family are back in washington tonight. after wrapping up their holiday vacation in hawaii. air force one touched down at joint base andrews in maryland earlier this morning. the president interrupted his vacation by flying back to washington to settle the fiscal cliff negotiations. now. he's back to face new battles over spending cuts and raising the country's debt ceiling. elizabeth corridan has more on that. >> "i believe we need to raise the debt ceiling,
. the obama administration is getting closer to deciding what to do to curb gun violence in the u.s. joe biden is meeting with leaders of the pro-gun lobby. >> images of 6-year-old kid is riddled, not just shocked, riddled with bullet holes. but startling imagery by joe biden as he meets the group said offend gun ownership. the same time, the sound of gunfire echoed from another classroom. a 16-year-old shot and injured in california. another student in custody after a teacher convinced him to put down his gun. >> he had as many as 20 rounds of shotgun in his pocket, so we do not know what might have happened. this is a tragedy but not as bad as we think it might have been. >> that did not change the outcome of this picture of the meeting with the national rifle association. it called the meeting disappointing and plans to take the case to capitol hill, where it has many allies, even though when it comes to giving campaign contributions, the nra is far from the biggest spender, paying about $19 million in the last election. it did not get much for its money. the nra has less than 1% success ra
elementary school sparked an obama administration push to prevent gun violence. vice president joe biden is leading the administration's effort and plans a series of meetings this week with gun owners, victim organizations and the videogame industry. the president faces a challenge from the national rifle association and its supporters. a group of gun rights advocates in washington is planning a gun appreciation day just two days before the president's second inauguration. >> get people to support the second amendment, show up to their gun ranges, show up to the gun shows, show up to the gun stores, buy a few bullets, shoot a few bullets. >> reporter: the white house says the president wants to outline a gun violence plan during his state of the union address. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >>> he was kicked out for coming out. now a bay area boy scout may be allowed to get scouting's highest honor after all. ryan an dreessen's eagle scout application was denied because of his sexual orientation. but after his story made headlines and a pet
that the obama administration is considering leaving behind a minimal force, after security is handed over the afghans. karzai is expected to arrive with a wish list of both financial and military aid. he'll also be bringing with him a list of complaints. karzai's clash with the u.s. over treatment of afghan prisoners in u.s. custody just two days ago. in an interview with nbc, karzai was critical of what he described of continued attacks on afghan villages. much of the insecurity in his country is because of the u.s. and nato presence there. >>> overseas news, the u.s. is rejecting a peace plan from syrian president basha rshgbash. he said yesterday, blamed his country's struggles on the opposition. the u.s. state department in a very diplomatic response said that his plan is quote detached from reality. >>> all right, as always let us know why you're up watching this program. shoot me an e-mail. or tweet me at mark halperin. >>> still ahead here on "way too early" robert griffin iii limps his way through the loss. we'll show you the highlights and get redskins coach mike shanahan take ne
fast track for a little while. >> the obama administration pushing back after a picture taken in the oval office, this image by the photographer was featured on the front page yesterday of the "new york times." a group of men meeting with president. with top positions at the state, defense and treasury departments all offered recently to males, jay carney was asked about the gender issue. >> janet napolitano is secretary of home land security. this president has appointed, has made two appointments to the supreme court, both of them women and i think his commitment -- >> do you think it's an unfair charge? >> i think the record speaks for itself. >> the white house responded by posting a photo online featuring a more diverse crowd. the highest women in george w. bush's cabinet 24%. bill clinton has both of them beat. these numbers don't include female presidential advisers. >>> in health news, one of the worst flu outbreaks in years getting worse. check this map out, showing the extent of the problem, all of the states colored in red are reporting quote widespread flu activity
washington. he plans to ask the obama administration to provide the afghan military with advanced high-tech weapons. >>> u.s. vice president joe biden says the white house is determined to act quickly and decisively to stop gun violence. biden heads a task force set up by barack obama after last month's mass shooting at a connecticut elementary school. >> as the president said, if our actions result in only saving one life, they are worth taking. but i'm convinced we can affect the well-being of millions of americans and take thousands of people out of harm's way if we act responsibly. >> biden met with victims of gun violence and gun control advocates at the white house on wednesday. he emphasized that he would work with both sides of the debate to build a consensus on precisely which firearms restrictions are necessary. he said gun violence is a problem that requires immediate action. with americans starkly divided on the issue, biden is also scheduled to meet with pro-gun groups including the national rifle association on thursday. >>> people in south korea took part in a nationwide
labor secretary hilda solis is leaving the obama administration. the president calls her a tireless champion for working families but business groups say her efforts were one-sided. >>> today was one of those days that cause to you wonder, was it really january? there were people going for a jog in shorts and playing football. >> we hit 50 today. our average high is 42, so that's a pretty good dee. there is a cold front, though, pushing through. let's start with cities. 48 downtown, 43 gaithersburg, 37 in manassas, 3 in frederick. hagerstown, still 50. 4 in cumberland. satellite/radar combined, a couple of sprinkles. the frontal boundary did not have much moisture. for tonight, everybody clears out. breezy, just chill. >> reporter: yes lows 32 to 40. winds will pick up shortly. we'll come back, shy picture of a false spring and explain what a false spring is. >> thank you, top. >>> we all know the construction headache commuters are dealing with in tysons corner all in the name of progress, right? now you might be able to add higher taxes in the name of progress. the board of superv
of their right to bare arms. >> reporter: the obama administration says they're looking for ways to stop mass shootings like the massacre in newtown, connecticut. the vice. and his task force are talking to a range of groups, from victims of gun violence to major gun sellers like wal-mart and even hollywood. cbs news has learned president owe bam pa will likely reveal -- obama will likely reveal new ideas to introduce to cut down gun violence. the white house could also recommend universal background checks for gun buyers and a national gun database. many members of congress oppose the measures, but the vice president says the president may be able to bypass congress and use an executive order. mike collins works at a virginia gun shop. he says all the talk about new restrictions had boosted business. >> a lot of people have been on the fence. they were thinking about buying them anyway. all this did was speed up their decision to get it now. >> reporter: collins says the spike in sales is creating a shortage of guns and ammunition. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >> the gun c
after abortion pills. they have got to do this. the obama administration says you have got to do that. they are abandoning the separation of church and state in that instance, but applying it in the instance of sandy. >> you are exactly right. they have given this supposed exemption, but they've said it is only an exemption for houses of worship. but a catholic or a christian or a jewish or a muslim hospital must abide and there is no exception whatsoever. that is -- and not only what they've done, this is fascinating i think, stuart, they have redefined what a religious organization is. they said no, we absolutely respect freedom of conscience, but we're going to define a religious organization basically as a church. what about a hospital? what about a school? in other words, keep your religion inside of a church. don't bring it out because that's not a religious organization. stuart: do you think that the president is hostile to religion? >> i think he's confused on this issue. stuart: confused? >> yes. stuart: you wouldn't go so far as to say hostile? >> i'm not going to judge his
he wants to go and what the obama administration says about it. plus, john boehner holds on to the speaker's gavel. >> jon: new year, new congress. >> the chair will administer the oath of office. >> the nation's lawmakers today sworn in at ceremonies on capitol hill. but serious divisions remain, including some potential cracks within the republican party. tonight. the house speaker's difficult road ahead after the fiscal cliff. and tomorrow's promised vote on aide for victims of super storm sandy. plus, the students of sandy hook elementary head back to school for the first time since last month's massacre in newtown. >> they wanted to see their teachers and they just want, like we all want, normalcy. >> jon: across the line in new york, a legal battle is brewing over a newspaper's controversial request to publish the names of gun permit holders. tonight, a county clerk stands his ground. >> that's seriously not even funny. >> dramatic winter rescue after a half dozen people fall into a frozen lake. i'm jon scott in for shepard smith. house speaker john boehner hangs on
means he all rigready has input the obama administration's work. >>> they have problems with hagel because of israel's issue and other back comments. >> back in 1988 senator hagel made comments about a man who served as ambassador james hormel went on to become the country's first openly gay ambassador. he at the time described him as openly agreasively gay. hagel issued an afollowing he never received it only the news did. gay, lesbian advocacy groups, so we can hip. knock down graig out controversy battle. >> oo thank you vogt incinerate would be going up. they increased premiums pes bit the rising cost of health kay. the most vulnerable peter duessy has more from washington. >> some states the accordable care act may not be liing up to its name. some insurance companies in ohio and florida already raised their premiums at least 20 percent. blue shield raises them 26 percent. hoet care costs even though obama care them before we review the tinker if it's an proved sheriff's department it's heart to denied the treatment yums. that could put a major strain on the system. >> they ar
. >> yes. >>> as we have reported the obama administration is promising quick action on new gun control laws following the shooting at sandy hook elementary. it is clear plenty of people across the country want to get their hand on guns and now. abc's mark greenblat has more. >> reporter: the surging demand for guns drew so many to this gun show near los angeles over the weekend, the worry wasn't weapons but the size of the crowds. this father brought his daughter along to stock up. worried about looming gun reforms. >> we went through and came down here to got what we wanted before everything is illegal. >> reporter: closer to newtown, at least four gun shows canceled. the show went on though in nearby stanford, connecticut, even after the local mayor called the organizers insensitive. what did you say to the mayor? >> i say he is wrong. >> reporter: why is he wrong? >> this is a private thing. he shouldn't be expressing his opinion on it. >> reporter: "the washington post" reports a task force led by vice president joe biden is considering proposing universal background tracks for all
in afghanistan over the next year. the "los angeles times" reports that the obama administration has not ruled out withdrawing all u.s. troops from afghanistan after 2014. there are right now 66,000 in the country and the pentagon is pushing if 9,000 in 2015 and others want 3,000 or fewer. >> coming up, a neighborhood squabble over wild turkeys. >> an invitation by facebook create as frenzy in tech circles. >> diet drinks promise to keep the pounds off, right, but research says there is another unintended >> a 5:53. holiday shoppers responded so well to a new pricing strategy they will keep it up. a new trend is to check out an item in a store and thing go back to the computer and buy it cheaper online. to beat it over the holidays target matched online prices and now it will continue that practice year round. target says if you see a price on a website for amazon or best buy or toys 'r us or walmart you can get the same rice in the target store. >> starting at the bolt only -- bottom for the worst films are out and "breaking dawn two" led with 11 nominations including worst picture and worse
going to be a likelihood of the politicians taking action against the banks? >> the obama administration missed their opportunity. president obama told me that they just did not expect the banking sector to bounce back as quickly as it did. right they were. they were on their death bed and suddenly they had massive profitability. and the window closed before the white house and the pressutreas really understood it was there. that was a huge missed opportunity. it's not just what they give to the politicians, it's their lobbying operations. you have people who are managing lobbying operations, who are part of government. it becomes very difficult to do it once that window is closed and the systemic risks that the congressman talked about are still there. >> congressman peter welch and richard wolffe, thank you both so much. stay with us. much more ahead. >> thank you. ♪ what do we want to build next ? that's the question. every day. when you have the most advanced tools, you want to make something with them. something that helps. helps safeguard our shores. helps someone see through a w
napolitano to the obama administration. i lost governor sebelius. >> what does he need to do next then? >> one of the people that's considered and probably will wind up in the cabinet, no insider information, is jennifer granholm. the former governor of michigan, a terrific, smart, able woman. >> no longer in tv. >> no longer in tv. and i'm telling you, if i'm worried about who's in the inner circle, i want the number one person in the inner circle to be someone that, you know, is attuned with me and that's valerie jarrett. >> i'll read from "the washington post" and up all day and i want your incite. obama needs some binders of women. about all of the white guys, what a shame. not an outrage but a shame. a face of power that president obama has chosen to present to the country and the world with his second term cabinet pick is striking except for the african-american president at the top of the pyramid for its retro look, white and male. it's mad men goes to washington except peggy is leaving. i will pose this question that everyone asked today, as well. if mitt romney was selected or
. according to the obama administration the rate of increase in healthcare spending went up 3.9% in 2011. a mall amount. it's the same increase that we saw in 2009 and 2010. for the record those are the lowest up ticks in more than half a century. pretty good. now for the bad news. anthem blue cross wants to hike their premiums by 26%. insurers in florida and ohio have already increased patients' rates by 20%. how is this happening and what can be done to stop it? we're going to put those questions to dave jones, who is leading the charge against the wild rate hikes that the insurance companies are planning. he's coming to us from sacramento. dave welcome inside "the war room." >> a pleasure to be with you jennifer. >> jennifer: tell us for people who have not been following this, why are these rate hikes happening in some states and not in others? >> the problem in california and other states is that there is nothing in the affordable care act or in state law that gives the insurance regulator the authority to reject excessive health insurance or hmo rate hikes. that's a glaring loophol
there and what the obama administration is going to do. in colorado if you're over the age of 21 you can possess up to an ounce of marijuana and it's legal for businesses to sell marijuana. the american people agree with this. this according to a rasmussen poll, a visit. 36% are in favor of legalizing and regulating marijuana everyone agrees with that but michael shure. >> it makes perfect sense to me, that's the trend. >> cenk: you're against this. >> i'm in the 36%. >> cenk: you don't think that-- >> no, i think they should be able allowed to do that--i think in colorado--that club looked, with all respect to our guest who is coming up here, maybe that wasn't their busy nights. >> cenk: people are a little concerned in the beginning. >> i would imagine so. i think they should be able to open the club. it passed there, it's the law. i have no problem with the club. i have a problem with the law. >> cenk: ana, if you're in denver, do you stop by? >> yes. >> cenk: that took awhile to answer. >> yes, why not. it's historical. >> $30 membership. >> i'm into it. i love freedom. this is freedom. no o
complex. >> apparently. i have been completely befuddled by the obama administration's approach to this. i've always really wanted to know what are the politics that we're not seeing that led them to go after all of the dispensaries in california. >> john: let's assume it was re-election. >> i don't believe it was. >> john: now that he's got the gig, he suggested he would revisit american drug policy in his second term. do you think there is any chance a sane approach will be taken? >> no. because there are so many other things that will be on his agenda. he's not getting to this. but that does not explain why -- he made the statement at the beginning, this was not a big deal to him. he was going to leave it alone. i was in california. you were in california. they went right after this. i want to know why. there is an answer to this. we've never found out what it is. >> john: if you believe in state's rights but still support the drug war you must be high. i need to have some positive news here. i want to bring up a good story i heard this week. a court decided today that lgbt troops disch
money year after year after year. >> cenk: that's all under the obama administration. the evil corporate obama administration, and their profits went up each year. >> blame the insurance company. if you want to blame somebody, blame the insurance companies. they are the ones who are jacking up your rates. >> cenk: they're doing it before the heart of affordable care act has started yet. >> they're using it as an excuse. don't buy the propaganda. >> cenk: great work. thank you for joining us. we appreciate it. now when we come back, we've told you about climate change.. mississippi is at record low amounts, and then fires droughts disasters. we'll talk about it when we come back. >> flames devouring homes. smoke kangaroo hopping through a charred moonscape. carl. >> well man, this is the last you'll see. >> the pictures coming out of australia are apocalyptic. flames devouring homes. blossoms of smoke. a lone kangaroo hopping through a charred moonscape. it's so hot that the government had to change it's forecast map adding new shades of purple for temperatures possibly hitting 130 degree
. chess ♪ lou: the obama administration push for more gun control intensifying. the washington post reports the administration looking to go well beyond the simple reinstatement of the inspired ban on assault weapons and i capacity ammunition. vice-president biden task force apparently considering measures that would require universal background checks for all firearms buyers. the national database that would track the sale and movement of weapons, strengthening mental health checks, stiffer penalties for carrying guns near schools. to mark the vice-president said to me with gun safety group's commander jim and executives, victims of gun violence. there's a the vice-president turns to me with the national rifle association. joining us now, fox news legal analyst and republican strategist, columnist for the hill, democratic strategist. thank you all for being year. comprehensive means all the guns. is that your interpretation? >> i think that for political purposes they want people to think that they can and will, and that think it is wrong, not realistic. a particularly have a probl
.s. and 13 abroad. many were living with their abusers. the obama administration has unveiled new rules allowing undocumented immigrants to avoid lengthy separations from u.s. family members while applying for legal status. current u.s. policy forces immigrants who entered the country without authorization to return to their native countries for visas, then bars them from re-entering the u.s. for as long as a decade. starting in march, family members who can demonstrate extreme hardship if separated from u.s. family members may be eligible for a waiver allowing them to re-enter the country more quickly. the new policy could potentially spare hundreds of thousands of families from being kept apart. new scientific research has shed further doubt on claims about the environmental benefits of the natural-gas drilling process known as fracking. researchers with the national oceanic and atmospheric administration and the university of colorado say methane may be escaping from gas sites at much higher rates than previously thought. data suggests as much as 9% of total methane produced may be l
the obama administration n. an e-mail message, she submitted her resignation let or wednesday afternoon and made the decision to leave after discussing it with her family and close friends. >>> the white house chief of staff is expected to replace treasury secretary tim geithner. white house officials have not confirmed it but sources are saying that president obama will choose this man, jack lou, to lead the treasury department. an announcement could come by the end of the week. he previously led the office of management and budget and oversaw international economic issues at the state department. >>> more details are coming in now about the presidential inauguration. the inaugural poet is richard blanco. he's the gay son of cuban american exiles whose work explores his family's experiences and in a new country. the inauguration is monday january 21st. [ singing ] mesh, america. >> she's got that song down, doesn't she? beyonce is so good. the presidential inaugural committee announced a super star performance list for the ceremony. this beautiful woman, beyonce, will sing the national
to seek a warrant when drivers refuse. but lawyers for missouri and the obama administration don't think police should have to wait. many prosecutors agree. >> it's crucial for law enforcement to obtain the blood alcohol level in a timely fashion and the evidence is being destroyed every minute that we wait. >> reporter: 47 years ago, the supreme court ruled that officers could only forego go a warrant in special circumstances. today, justices struggled with whether the dissipation of alcohol in the blood over time meets the threshold. the supreme court is likely to rule on the case by summer. mcneeley had his license suspended for a year for refusing to consent to that blood test. reporting live on capitol hill, i'm danielle leigh, news4. >>> new steps in the district to toughen enforcement of drunk or impaired driving. mayor vincent gray signed legislation that could force even first-time offenders to use ignition lock devotions on their vehicles. the city demonstrated new breast test machine placed in districts around the city. the district had to throw out some drunk driving cases be
on capitol hill to his work with the clinton and obama administrations. what we did not point out was his brief stint at citigroup. not something he often talks about. from 2006-2009 he ran the alternative investment arm. that division made its profits from shorting the housing market , betting against homeowners like me and you. while he was citigroup they took in 45 billion from taxpayers under t.a.r.p. two weeks before he left to join the obama administration he took, bonus. before citigroup payback taxpayers, and it was not too shabby, nearly a million. so more than just a politician and lawyer. he was a banker who took money from taxpayers and that against them in return. that is the whole story. his signature is gaining attention. even the president could not help taking a swipe at his questionable. >> he is going to work to make at least one letter legible in order not to debase our currency. should he be confirmed as secretary of the treasury. gerri: if confirmed, how will he stack up against other treasury secretary's? with more on this, handwriting analyst kathy midnight. welcom
in afghanistan scenario? >> reporter: hi, martha. all the obama administration will say is it is an option, a possibility, something they're looking at but clearly they're signaling to afghan president hamid karzai that the days of tens of thousands of u.s. troops in afghanistan, we have 66,000 there now, are coming to an end. >> the u.s. does not have, again, an inherent objective of x number of troops in afghanistan. we have an objective of making sure there is no safe haven for al qaeda within afghanistan and making sure that the afghan government has a security force that is sufficient again to insure the stability of the afghan government and the denial of that safe haven. >> reporter: sources tell fox that the white house is looking at troop levels below 10,000 by the end of 2014. just a year ago there was talk it would be more in the 10,000 to 30,000 troop range but that apparently has changed significantly. presidents obama and karzai will meet on friday to discuss this and other issues including the thorny issue for legal immunity for any u.s. troops that do remain behind. karzai
a month. >>> president obama is looking within his own administration to find his next treasury secretary. he could announce as early as today that he will nominate jack lew to head the treasury. he's white house chief of staff now and served as budget director during the obama administration and clinton administrations. he would succeed timothy geithner who announced plans to step down at the end of the month. >>> president obama's already got another cab debtnition to fill. labor secretary hilda solis submitted her resignation yesterday. she said she decided ton serve during the second term after talking with her family and close friends. solis will likely return home to california and run for a seat on the los angeles county board of supervisors. president obama calls her a tireless champion for working families. >>> five militants dead in yet another drone attack in pakistan. intelligence sources say the drone fired four missiles at a house near the pakistan/afghanistan border. several people were also injured there. it is the fifth drone strike in north waziristan this year. about 40
is -- is the obama administration moving towards a policy of indefinite detention? first up to speak will be colonel moat davis, a colonel lawrence davis. he was the chief prosecutor in the guantanamo military commission until he resigned in 2007. he had a distinguished career in the u.s. military. to his right, is andy worthington. he went to new college, oxford and we were colleagues, contemporaries there and we have known each other for a long time. he has been at the forefront of investigating who was at guantanamo. this question was not answered initially. the detainee's did not have lawyers and andy wrote a book published in 2007 that really laid out in a public sense who was at the present and what their stories were he has co- directed a film about the guantanamo detainees and we are happy to have him. he has come from the u.k. just to mark the anniversary of the 11th anniversary. to his right is tom wilner. his case to establish the right of habeas corpus for prisoners. he continues to be involved in representing detainee's. we will start with, moe davis. >> thank you, it is a pleasure to s
? >> rosa brooks has written about this. it's called no girls allowed, and why the obama administration needs hormone therapy. rosa brooks is a national security law professor at georgetown. she spent two years working for michelle flournoy at the pentagon. great to see you. thanks for your time. >> glad to be here, rachel. >> in terms of the raw numbers, the obama administration is roughly equivalent to the clinton administration in terms of female appointees. it is doing better than the bush administration. but you feel like they're worthy of some criticism on this subject? >> oh, i hold president obama to a pretty high standard. i would like to think after the eight years of the bush administration, we could do a little better than the clinton administration, not just go back to the clinton administration. although i have to say, if i were valerie jarrett and i were about to go off the fiscal cliff, i would hide behind jay carney too. >> on the issue of michelle flournoy, you're not totally objecting on this. she is highly regarded in washington, not just by you, but by pretty much e
in washington continues to turn. and cabinet secretary has resigned out of the obama administration. who was it? well tell you in just a few moments. first, we'll go to out to los angeles, our current news update with lisa ferguson. >> hey peter. good morning bill. good morning everyone. more gun debate as vice president joe biden takes on a new round of meetings along with attorney general eric holder. first they'll speak with wildlife and sporting groups at 11:45 this morning. on to gun owner's groups including the nra and representatives from the entertainment industry this evening. kathleen sebelius wills attend some of the meetings. it is a big step for president obama's new gun violence task force launched in the wake of the massacre at sandy hook elementary. but it did not necessarily leave many with high expectations. businesses that sell a lot of guns like walmart will also be in on some meetings. those groups are more likely to be influenced by the nra since they're making a big profit off those firearms. and they do not want to appear too entrenched in the white house's anti-gun push
, is in the heart of the obama administration, and he represents barack obama better than basically anybody. not only did they correct when he was white house chief of staff and budget director, but their values are aligned, and so this would be going right at the president who, as jeff sessions knows, deserves to have his own people in the cabinet. this whole presunmps that you object to somebody that's a brilliant nominee just because you don't like his politics, that's not the american way. >> welcome to the republican party of 2013. jonathan alter and jared bernstein, i wish we had more time. thank you. >>> coming up, a memo to mitt romney. the car guy. >> i drive a mustang and a chevy pickup truck. ann drives a couple of cadillacs actually. with the spark cash card from capital one, olaf gets great rewards for his small business! pizza! [ garth ] olaf's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! helium delivery. jonathan alter and jared [ pop! ] [ garth ] why settle for less? great businesses deserve great rewards! awesome!!! [ male announcer ] the spark business c
's fascinating the obama administration is picking another former senator over to the defense side of the cabinet. you have the president obama, vice president biden, hillary clinton, john kerry and you now you have senator chuck hagel. that is dangerous to have one world view of the administration when it deals with defense policies. why not have someone like robert gates, someone who has a different view and came from a different background but knew how to manage things. >> jamie: quickly, i assume even a corporate ceo wants a team that shares the views. have you found that to be historically the way president obama operates? >> first, there is a lot more to the point of view and world view of john kerry, hillary clinton and president obama than the fact they were in the senate. there is lot more to personal experience. remember that gates and biden did not want obama, they recommended against obama making the call. so sometimes he agrees and sometimes he disagreeing and he is the president. >> jamie: does he pass confirmation if he is brought up? >> i think he does. >> i don't think so. she al
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, despite president obama's liberal policies, has been one of the harshest administrations toward whistle- blowers. >> this is interesting. it is certainly true that the obama administration has been among the harshest on an external whistle-blowers. however, the obama administration has been -- especially this new administration which managed to cram through a whistle-blower protection act and expand it for government whistleblowers, is offering protections they have not had for decades. so he wants them, whistle- blowers, to be able to work without retaliation within the system. he is very much opposed to information being released willy-nilly by people inside that just ended all over the world. we interviewed assange right after the wikileaks issue, he believes that all information should be there, regardless of the possibility of innocent victims. he is a person who believes that, no matter what the consequences are, the information should be out there. a lot of the wikileaks stuff was pretty niggly stuff, people having affairs or whatever. some of it was big stuff, for sure. some of
for the second term on how the obama administration will be. we have yet to know what kind of tone -- theyville been adressive, they blocked the at, and t merger. google antitrust suit without risk should shape the landscape of the internet. if google is not allowed to do business as it does, it would change the understanding of the search market as it currently stands. google doesn't see themselves that way. they are offering consumers a service that they want. once the government starts defining markets on the internet then they become, again, isolated and there will be rules to them and it will put barriers on them. it will have an impact if they take some sort of action. what we saw, i think, was a sophisticated lobbying by google, an outreach on both sides of the aisle had an impact on howing legislators the looked at the question. they seem to be achieving less than the european counterparts. there is a lot of left in the air. as for the incentive auctions i think eliza hit on the two big points. we've seen that the wireless market has changed since the justice department blocked the t-mo
. let's get you up-to-date with our top stories. >> obama administration and nra are one day away from a gun control showdown. >>> rush limbaugh is speaking out against what he calls a liberal attempt to normalize pedophilia. the conservative radio host says it could be the next step for those who support gay marriage. >> there is a movement on to normalize pedophilia and i guarantee you your reaction to that is probably much the same when you first heard about gay marriage. what has happened to gay marriage? it's become normal and in fact with certain people in certain demographics, it's the most important issue in terms of who they vote for. >> limbaugh cited a column that quotes academic researchers who claim pedophilia is a distinct sexual orientation. and limbaugh says the media went easy on the elmo puppeteer who lost his job after several men came forward saying they had sexual relationships with clash when they were teens. >>> big changes to facebook. the social media giant debuting new apps and revamped the mobile facebook site. the news feed now provides the same sorting opti
considered by the obama administration are 3,000, 6,000 and 9,000. those are considerably smaller levels than the numbers that were proposed by general john allen who is the head commander here in afghanistan for the u.s. forces. he suggested that the troop level should be 6,000 to 20,000. the thinking is if there is a smaller contingent they will assume more of a nimble and more specialops type of deal. if there is a larger contention then they will assume more conventional roles. now, a lot of this may hinge on this notion of immunity. president karzai will have to decide if he will grant immunity for whatever troops remain here. that would give legal protection for troops based here in the event that they break local laws. that is a big deal because when the u.s. decided to withdraw from iraq it decided to leave no troops because the iraqi government decided not to give immunity. there are a lot of questions on whether that will happen and there is a lot of concern on the streets. some afghans welcome the idea of a smaller foreign foot print but many are fearing that when the u.s. does les
administration and then under the first year of the obama administration. and each time the senate killed it. >> yeah. but the key thing there is that each time both the clinton administration and the obama administration tried to do this it was essentially a top-down, inside the beltway strategy. we are going after and trying to cajole and convince and persuade the members of the senate and the house to pass this legislation without first engaging the broad public and building a citizens movement, a issue public as i talked about before that was actually demanding change. because in the end politicians care about their job. and if they don't feel like there's a political price to pay for opposing action on climate change or alternatively a political opportunity to be had by being a leader on this issue, it's very easy for them to say, "you know what? i've got a lot of other things here on my plate to deal with. i've got lots of lobbyists coming into my office as well as people back home saying, 'do this, do that, do this.' and it's not climate change." so until they feel that they have to a
the message chuck hagel has been sending for years on this. the obama administration has been pretty tough on iran behind the scenes. hagel has been consistent himself, saying look, we cannot allow a nuclear iran, war should not be our first choice, and that also is consistent with the president. the president began by thinking perhaps he could negotiate more with ahmadinejad than has proven to be the case. he's evolved on this issue. my guess is chuck hagel as secretary of defense will reflect that evolution. >> there's one other thing i want to ask you each about. this is relevant -- well, we'll ask you whether you think it's relevant in terms of timing. in terms of topic i think this is relevant. the number of sexual assaults in the military each year is about 19,000. it is a serious issue. there are women in the military now and in 1996, when running for senate, the literature from chuck hagel reportedly said quote, i am pro-life with one exception, the life of the mother. now, who knows, people agree and disagree with that. i'm simply curious about democrats are not noticing that, tal
in recent weeks that a potential high-level obama administration nominee has come under fire. last month, united nations ambassador susan rice withdrew her name as a potential nominee for secretary of state. she'd come under fierce republican criticism over public statements she made about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. hagel has run into stiff opposition from senate republicans. he alienated many of them when, as a senator, he criticized the iraq war after voting for it, initially. >> we're beyond disarray. we're beyond division. we've got anarchy and very clearly defined tribal sectarian civil war in iraq. that's happening right now. but, most important, those men and women that we ask to fight and die, they deserve a policy worthy of their sacrifices. they, in my opinion, do not have that policy today. >> suarez: on "fox news sunday" last weekend, south carolina senator lindsey graham made clear that republicans have not forgotten or forgiven. >> i can tell you there would be very little republican support for his nomination. at the end of the day, there will be
of the front runners for high-level jobs in a second obama administration. >> former senator hagel hasn't been officially nominated to become the next secretary of defense but that hasn't stopped his critics from going to war against the possible picks. >> brown: and mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> bnsf railway. >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at carnegie.org. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and friends of the newshour. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: 2012 ended with another month of steady but unspectacular job growth. that was the main takeaway from today's numbers out of the labor department. the weeks of will they or won't they go ov
by the obama administration whose lawyers said every minute counts and the alcohol number counts as well. >> so were there justices that were skeptical of that argument then? >> yes. absolutely. justice breyer pointed out in many jurisdictions today, police can get a warrant over the telephone but mr. shapiro, when his time was up to tee fend the warrant in these situations, justice alito did point out that often rural areas don't have a magistrate or a district attorney on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week in order to look at the warrant request, and he asked, well, should all of the country operate the way new york city does. and mr. shapiro said no, but, in the absence of any evidence, getting a warrant a cumbersome and time consuming or that having the warrant or not having the warrant requirement affects the conviction rate you shouldn't dispense with the warrant requirement. >> does a case like this fit into etiological sides that you can, you know, compare to other cases or is this somehow different when you get into a fourth amendment search? >> sometimes the fourth amendment does
the obama administration as politico points out today, even reviving this dispute over leaks or alleged leaks out of the white house. are we not paying enough attention to brennan when, again, there were actual protests outside the white house yesterday regarding his nomination? >> well, in terms of the confirmation process, what doesn't -- protests outside the white house matter a lot less than protests inside capitol hill. it's just the nature of the beast and how they get confirmed. i think it's interesting that it first brennan was kind of seen as a sure thing and now maybe not so much. a little bit of criticism but i doubt the level of rancor will be anything like to see in the chuck hagel hearings. that's where the big show is going to be. >> you have writers, though, making a great point. making the point as a progressive, as a liberal that perhaps here we are at a time when questions about torture or alleged torture and interrogation has gone by the wayside for the political battle and people complaining about chuck hagel and to be confirmed or not, republican, democrats that i
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